The Government of the Caribbean State Barbados has announced its plans to remove Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain as its head of state.
The process to remove the Queen of England as its Head of State 55-years after its independence will be completed on the 21st of November when the nation marks its 55th independence anniversary.
The decision was taken last year when a government statement said, “The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind.”
Prime Minister Mia Mottley said Barbadians wanted a Barbadian head of state.
“This is the ultimate statement of confidence in who we are and what we are capable of achieving,” he said in a speech.
Reacting to the announcement, Buckingham Palace said that it was a matter for the government and people of Barbados.
Quoting a palace source BBC reported that the idea “was not out of the blue” and “has been mooted and publicly talked about many times.”
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